We would like to give you an update on the competition as well as sum up the answered questions from the check-ins.
Regarding the members of the competition: there are 2 teams participating in the physical competition, and 3 in the digital. Njord has decided that the teams are responsible for the transportation and facilitation, but Njord can provide recommendations and advice if the teams need consultation. Before the physical competition, Njord will conduct a series of initial tests to ensure that the boats are safe in the operation area. The details of these tests will be published to teams closer to the competition. Attached below is a sketch of the competition area located in Nyhavna, Trondheim.
We decided to remove the requirement “the kill switch which is physically on board the vessel must be in a circuit separate to the main control system”. The local kill switch (the one on board the vessel) does not have to have a battery separate from the one powering the motorized parts. It is sufficient to have one battery powering both the remote and local kill switch. The essence of the kill switches is that by powering either the local or remote kill switch, it should disengage all motorized moving parts.
The intermediate report was also initially due to 1. may but as some teams were expecting more information from us, they were not able to meet the deadline. We have therefore decided to postpone the deadline to 1. July.
Please let us know if you have any additional questions!